The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently issued an opinion holding that a contractual dispute between a health plan sponsor and the insurance carrier that it contracted with to provide health benefits to its employees was subject to ERISA preemption. See Shore v. Independence Blue Cross, Case No. 16-5224, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160585
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq. (“ERISA”), is the federal law that governs most employee benefit plans in the United States. As its name implies, this includes retirement plans like pension plans and 401(k) plans. The law is complicated, comprehensive, and imposes a variety of regulations and obligations on the individuals
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a non-precedential opinion on Thursday, November 10, 2016, holding that a breach of contract action related to a series of retirement agreements that promised lifetime retiree health care was not subject to ERISA preemption. Coggins v. Keystone Foods, No. 3814 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4104 (Pa. Super. November 10, 2016).
Adam Garner provided excellent courteous and considerate service in helping me resolve a long term disability claim. He was accessible, knowledgeable and exercised the good judgement necessary for us to be successful. I heartily recommend his expertise and services
This review is long over-due!
If you’re looking for professional and sound legal advice, The Garner Firm is where you want to start!
Throughout my relationship with The Garner Firm, there was never a time that I felt uninformed where my case stood. Attorney Adam Garner focuses on making sure his clients are well informed throughout their legal battle. I can reassure any prospective clients that Adam will maximize all his resources and fight to the MAX in order you’re reasonably compensated.
I invite you to take the opportunity to contact The Garner Firm – YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
Adam is extremely knowledgeable and always helped answer all of our questions we had. Very supportive in a challenging case. He understood our situation and was beyond great! He helped my family so much!
I would highly recommend Adam and the Garner Firm!
I would highly recommend Adam to anyone!!! He is very professional, works hard for you, and very knowledgeable. He is honest and upfront with you with any obstacles that he may face in representing you. He keeps you well informed of your case and responds promptly to any questions or concerns you may have. He does a Stellar job!!!
How did we do?
Note: Your review may be shared publicly.